Edwards officially filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary ballot Monday.
CONCORD, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards officially filed for the presidential primary ballot in New Hampshire Monday, and couldn't help but talk about the big win Sunday night.
"The Red Sox did OK last night," Edwards told New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner as he got set to file for the early primary.
"They ended it pretty quickly," replied Gardner, an avid Red Sox fan who watched his team clinch the World Series title over the Colorado Rockies in a four game sweep.
Later speaking with reporters, Edwards fielded questions surrounding his third-place standing in recent Granite State polls, and said it was too early to call the race.
"I know from my experience in 2004, what matters is what happens in the last 30 days, because that's when people are actually focused on the race," the Democratic presidential candidate said. Edwards placed a surprise second in the 2004 Iowa caucus, despite the fact many polls showed he would finish lower. He went on to finish third in the New Hampshire primary.
"What happened in the election of November 2006 was a very clear signal from America, and from voters that they want something different," he said.
"If it's an establishment, status quo candidate, we're going backwards, not forwards," Edwards added.
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla